Meet the Authors
In their collaborative work, Breaching the Summit, these six enlisted leaders—each of whom reached the highest levels of the Pentagon—share their personal stories, experiences, and lessons learned through a lifetime of service. Their mission is to improve workforce leadership ability by using the skills, techniques, and experiences gained from military service, post-military corporate careers, hard work, commitment, integrity, and respect for others.
Pictured from left to right are Rick West (12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy); Mike Barrett (17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps); Jim Roy (16th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force); Ken Preston (13th Sergeant Major of the Army); Denise Jelinski-Hall (3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the National Guard Bureau); and Skip Bowen (10th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard).
“I picked up Breaching the Summit and could not put it down . . . I will place it on the top of my bookshelf, next to other leadership treasures I consider among the best.”
— Gen. Larry O. Spencer, U.S. Air Force (retired), Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, and President of Air Force Association
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